This is the launch of the Greater Fort Worth Writers 2013 Round Robin, a sci-fi/dystopian story launched by member Matthew Bryant. Please check back regularly as we update the story with new installments from members.
No one dared to draw a breath. The ascent from take-off would push the massive station through the stratosphere in a handful of minutes. Dozens of rockets propelled the egg-shaped shuttle up into the chaotic dark clouds, threatening to open a new funnel at any moment. As long as it cleared the worst of the weather, there was hope.